Santeramo, Fabio Gaetano
(2014):
*On the Estimation of Supply and Demand Elasticities of Agricultural Commodites.*

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## Abstract

The report provides a literature review on the topic of estimation of demand and supply elasticities. To this end, it starts the discussion by summarizing the main facets of production theory and consumer theory to introduce the concept of elasticities, with examples of different types of elasticities most utilized in the literature. Next, it discusses the identification problem in estimating elasticities, i.e. the issue of having to solve for unique values of the parameters of the structural model from the values of the parameters of the reduced form of the model. It summarizes various methodologies employed in the literature to solve this problem and gives practical examples. These solutions include, but are not limited to, using instrumental variables, adopting a recursive structure, holding demand constant, and imposing inequality constraints in order to restrict the domain of estimates.

Item Type: | MPRA Paper |
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Original Title: | On the Estimation of Supply and Demand Elasticities of Agricultural Commodites |

Language: | English |

Keywords: | Elasticity, demand, supply, identification, production theory, consumer theory |

Subjects: | C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General D - Microeconomics > D1 - Household Behavior and Family Economics > D12 - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis D - Microeconomics > D2 - Production and Organizations > D22 - Firm Behavior: Empirical Analysis Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture > Q12 - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets |

Item ID: | 56126 |

Depositing User: | Prof. Fabio Gaetano Santeramo |

Date Deposited: | 22 May 2014 13:27 |

Last Modified: | 26 Sep 2019 17:21 |

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